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This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Melinda Pierce is an 8th grade English teacher at Palm Beach Schools. Figurative Language is Fun, Oh My! Melinda Pierce created a video and slide presentation of how she’s [...]
Late last night, we made some enhancements to Edmodo that will help you more effectively share, store and search for digital content relevant to your curriculum. One of the key features in the release is The Backpack. Located in the Student Library, the Backpack is a storage area that allows students to easily save content [...]
Educators ask us all the time about the origins of Edmodo. We thought you might like to hear from the founder’s themselves.
During a recent 20 Ways to Use Edmodo webinar (Tuesdays 4pmEST), attended by educators from UK, Turkey, Australia, Canada, and a number of teachers from the US, our Online Community Manager asked educators how they were using Edmodo. Responses came from 9 states and 5 countries and varied from using Edmodo to jot down [...]
Now that your classroom, your school, your parents and your colleagues are all on Edmodo – this year we challenge you to break down the walls even further and take a global approach to education. Follow the lead of the teachers and students at The Phoenix School in Salem, MA, who used Edmodo to launch [...]
Oh yeah, we’re still growing. With one week left to go, projects funded by the Edmodo’s Edmustache team have impacted over 700 students — through the generous donations from the Edmodo community, Ms. B’s classroom in Indiana now has a Giant-Size Chemistry Model Set and 15 Student Molecular Model Sets, Ms. H’s classroom in Georgia [...]
You launched your Edmodo account. Your students are set up, you’ve had a few great class discussions, posted some assignments and maybe you’ve even graded a few of them. You have made the first big step towards transforming your classroom into a true 21st century learning space and you’re walking on sunshine. And now you [...]
It’s been an exciting week, hair-wise, here at Edmodo. Edmodo’s Edmustache is off and growing – it’s been a lot of years since we’ve seen so much lip hair. The great news is –in our first week, we’ve raised almost $1,000 for projects impacting over 500 students. From the generous donations of educators and friends [...]
The men of Edmodo are multi-talented. When they aren’t toiling away at their desks muttering random techie-sounding phrases (which, by the way, we really don’t understand but hey we’re trying to be team players so we just nod and smile sympathetically), they can often be found doing very manly men things — tracking wild game [...]
We love DonorsChoose. If you are not familiar with the organization – it’s “an online charity that makes it easier for anyone to help students in need”. Through DonorsChoose, public school teachers post project requests ranging anywhere from paint supplies for an art class to seeds and watering cans for a science experiment. Individuals can [...]
We love seeing the unique array of projects that are posted to the library. It’s exciting to see the way our educators are integrating Web2.0 products in the classroom. One of the most popular is Glogster. If you aren’t familiar with Glogster – in short, it’s a Graphical Blog (G-log….get it?) – a place [...]
When Ben Wilkoff began teaching 7th grade Language Arts in 2004, he started connecting the dots between learning and technology. Today, Ben is an Online Learning/ Technology Specialist in the Douglas County (CO) School District. He has been using Edmodo regularly since his district signed up, and has seen tremendous enthusiasm from his students. You [...]
Since we launched Edmodo 2 years ago, teachers have been asking if there was a way to have another teacher co-manage a group. We would like to now introduce Co-Teaching on Edmodo. To add a Co-Teacher to your group, the teacher must first be a member of the group. Then, hover over the group and [...]
All week we’ve been telling you about our new school and district level features, free of charge as always. Now we are introducing you to some of the teachers and technology administrators who are using Edmodo’s free social learning network school and district wide. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 19th at 12pm PDT, you can join us [...]
On Thursday, August 19th, join us for a special webinar that will show you how to get the most out of Edmodo’s new school and district features. During the session, you will hear from Ben Wilkoff, the Online Learning and Technology Resource Specialist for Douglas County Schools in Colorado. Below is a short interview with Ben. Q: [...]
Back to school is always an exciting and busy time, and it’s a moment when teachers are exploring new ways to enhance their teaching. Edmodo is gearing up for back to school too and we’re offering even more opportunities for teachers to engage with their students and collaborate with colleagues. Edmodo’s free social learning network [...]
Today I was thinking about what were the top 10 social media sites teachers were using. Then it hit me that I could just analyze the Edmodo database and see what sites are most popular among our users. So here you have it, the top 10 embeddable resources that teachers are using on Edmodo. Youtube [...]
I started using Edmodo in late fall of the 2008-2009 school year at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, North Dakota where I teach 8th grade Language Arts. After spending just a few minutes “playing” with the service and seeing the capabilities, I quickly realized what an invaluable tool this could be to my classroom. [...]
So my Portuguese is not very good =) However… Edmodo is now available in Portuguese (our translator lives in Rio – thanks Joao!) After launching the Spanish version, we received a lot of requests for a Brazilian edition of Edmodo, so here it is. To all of our friends and cohorts South, we hope you [...]
We’ve launched teacher connections! Now you can connect with other teachers to discover resources and share best practices. Here’s a quick guide to help you explore our new features. Teacher Profiles Your profile page builds upon the user page already available in the current Edmodo. We’ve added activity streams and the ability to quickly navigate [...]
We just launched a new homepage which outlines the benefits & features of Edmodo. We would love to hear your comments and what you think of the new redesign. If you click “Tour” on the homepage we now have a video tour of Edmodo which you can view below.
Edmodo was featured on an ABC News Chicago segment entitled Techno Teaching. Here is a clip of the video and a link to the full article. We had fun recording this piece and even more excited about the teachers and students ABC featured using Edmodo. I just want to thank ABC News Chicago for letting [...]
We found this Edmodo presentation online that was created by Howard Chan from Kipp Adelante Prepatory Academy for their annual summit in Orlando, Fl in August. (hope they invite us to come next year, I could use a vacation with Mickey Mouse He makes several points about his thoughts on Edmodo, which we would [...]
We launched Edmodo 3.0 this evening. It’s been a long day and we are tired from working all day. I will do a more in depth post tomorrow. Just wanted to thank everyone that has reported bugs and joined us in the live u-stream this evening. We had a great time.
I just wanted to write a quick post letting you know that we are going to be launching Edmodo 3.0 on Friday July 31st. We will have some site outages during the day while we take Edmodo offline and do the upgrade. I would not make plans to use Edmodo for any course work on [...]
With the school year coming to a close for most of the U.S., Nic and I wanted to send a big thank you to all the Edmodo users that have helped make Edmodo a success. It has blown our mind since launching in September of 2008, 37,786 students and teachers have signed up for Edmodo, [...]
Edmodo hit a little rough patch this morning and we had to restore from last nights backup which was done about 5:00am CST 5-15-2009. Here is what happened. We have two versions of Edmodo, one that everyone uses and one that is purely for development, but unfortunately they were sharing the same production database. Essentially [...]
The EdTech Podcast just released Episode #5 where Chris & Matt interview myself (Jeff O’Hara) and we talk about Edmodo, the new Amazon Kindle, and other topics related to education technology. The EdTech podcast is very new as you can see by this only being their fifth episode, but it is quickly shaping up to [...]
One of the critical features missing from Edmodo was the ability to search your posts. We can finally say that this has been corrected as the search feature was rolled out quietly last week. Search works based on which group’s posts you are viewing at the time of the search. If you’re viewing the “everything” [...]
We just pushed out our #1 requested feature: you can now edit posts! This shouldn’t need much more explanation than you click the edit link on posts you have created, edit your post, and save. Please let us know if you have any problems.
Last friday a teacher using Edmodo, Phil Cook, gave a demo at the Classroom 2.0 Live Workshop in Chicago, IL. I decided to go and video the demo, take some pictures, and answering any questions anybody might have about edmodo.
One of the things we have been lacking is documentation about Edmodo and how to use it. So we have just setup a wiki at http://wiki.edmodo.com. We currently have 4 guides posted and we will be posting more. Teacher Quickstart Guide Student Quickstart Guide Posting to Edmodo Upload an Avatar If you have any tips [...]
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I just wanted to let everyone know we launched Notifications on Sunday & we Launched a simple calendar yesterday. You can setup your notifications in the settings tab and you should now see a calendar tab inside your Edmodo account. Cheers, The Edmodo Team